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Why Nursing Home Reform is Critical

New York state nursing homes repeatedly violate legal standards of care and act with practical impunity, says Laurie Kash, who has pursued wide-scale nursing home reform for nearly a decade. Kash’s plight began when her own mother suffered the indescribable horrors of elder neglect and malpractice while at a nursing... Read more »

New Understanding of Immune System May Lead to Better Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

New research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation provides a glimmer of hope for patients affected by traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Researchers from the University of Virginia have discovered a previously unknown immune system response that triggers nerve cell protection and regeneration, or inflammation and destruction. They... Read more »

Advocacy Group Notes Troubling Medical Malpractice Trend

The consumer watchdog organization, Public Citizen, recently released a report discussing trends for medical malpractice lawsuits in New Jersey and across the country. The advocacy group has been tracking statistics with regard to medical malpractice payouts, adverse event claims, and medical error reports. The recent report examined information from the last... Read more »